I bought the Guillows Fairchild 24 kit a couple of years ago on a lark, as I'd built one at age 12. Unfortunately I could never get that one to fly right. On launching it would do a violent right-hand wingover and pile drive itself into the ground a few feet ahead of me. Yet it would glide perfectly. Last week I pulled the latest one off the shelf and began building since my Revell Mustang is at the point I need to decide on aftermarket goodies, etc. Honestly, it's been a blast! I'm about 60% complete at this point. I haven't decided yet on going with R/C or electric free flight, but I will make it more scale and do what I can to save weight, which I've already gone a long way to accomplishing. The main weight savings will be NOT using the included wire for the landing gear. Just that alone is a significant percentage of the dry fuselage weight, so I'll make a new, more prototypical gear from carbon fiber. And lightweight wheels.
Generally this has been tremendously fun even though it involves just some spare time and a single-edge blade along with Titebond III wood glue so far. I can't wait to see this one fly! Again, it's been really fun. I hope y'all can appreciate this.